Conference Minister

Re-Opening Our Churches

When We Worship in-Person, Please Use Extreme Caution! by Transitional Conference Minister Char Burch As States begin to “re-open,” the question is being asked, “when can...

Learning and Gathering opportunities for the Week of March 30

Greetings! I sincerely hope that you are staying healthy and doing well through these uncertain times! As Conference staff, we have been seeking to be helpful...

COVID-19: Zoom Reminders, Other Updates (March 17)

Additional Zoom Meetings for Pastors/Church Leaders to Gather Because of the changing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have added additional opportunities for clergy/church leaders...

COVID-19: Support for Clergy and Church Leaders

Grace and peace! I sincerely hope that you are doing well and able to take a deep breath in the midst of these anxious times. In...

COVID-19 and Planning Ahead

A pastoral letter from the Transitional Conference Minister Grace to you and peace! I sincerely hope that you are well! I am receiving questions from pastors...

Updates: Tornadoes and COVID-19 Coronavirus

Greetings to you all! I want to provide you with a few updates. Tornadoes As you are aware, tornadoes touched down in middle Tennessee about 1-2...

Coffee with Char and Heather (A Virtual Conversation)

January – Ideas for Lent: You are invited to talk with other pastors about themes and creative presentations as you prepare for Lent. Perhaps you...

Upcoming Coffees with Char & Heather (Virtual Conversations)

January – Ideas for Lent: You are invited to talk with other pastors about themes and creative presentations as you prepare for Lent. Perhaps...

A Time for Reflection and Hope

The Season of Advent will be different for me this year.  Traditionally, the Lectionary scriptures begin by lifting up the challenges of the world...

A Season of Giving Thanks

A few years ago, a local church in another conference declared November to be the liturgical “Season of Giving Thanks.” They created special paraments...